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01SPARKLE SILVEX® 880-20-C

SPARKLE SILVEX® 880-20-C

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

-Coarse, sparkling, aluminium flake pigment

-Low-dusting, plasticiser dispersion

-Compatible with polyolefins


PRODUCT APPLICATION

SX880-20-C provides a coarse particle size aluminium flake pigment in a low-dusting delivery form. The metal content is 80%, allowing maximum formulating flexibility, whilst retaining excellent dispersibility. The carrier is mineral oil, which has good compatibility with polypropylene and polyethylene. SX880-20-C may also be suitable for mass pigmentation of other polymers, but compatibility tests are recommended. This grade provides a good balance of sparkle and hiding power (opacity) in coloured metallic formulations. A concentration of about 1-2% is generally sufficient in such applications. When used alone, concentrations up to 3% or more may be required for colour saturation. Where the brightest silver effect is required, the related grade ET2025 is recommended.


TECHNICAL DATA

Aluminum Flake Content (Calculated)

80% nominal by weight

Carrier Percentage

20% nominal by weight

Carrier

Mineral oil

Non-Volatile By Weight (Target)

98.5% minimum

Particle Size-Microns (Target)

28um by Malvern Mastersizer


INCORPORATION GUIDELINES

For most applications it will be sufficient to tumble blend the product with polymer granules and other colorants prior to extrusion or moulding. High shear at any stage of incorporation should be avoided as it bends and breaks the aluminium flakes, causing darkening and loss of metallic brightness.


SAFETY AND HANDLING

Aluminum pigment should be stored in the original shipping container and kept tightly sealed. Store containers in a cool, dry, well-ventilated, and properly rated area. Avoid any conditions that will suspend or float the particles in the air, creating a dust cloud. Avoid all possible sources of ignition. For additional information, please refer to the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for this product, available from Silberline upon request. An SDS is supplied with all samples of this grade.


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